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08.14.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Canopus EDIUS Pro 3 format supports P2, VariCam and XDCAM material

Canopus announced new options to its EDIUS Format that offer MXF (Material eXchange Format) support to allow video professionals to customize their EDIUS Pro 3 editing systems. The EDIUS Format Options are available for Panasonic’s P2 and VariCam cameras as well as Sony’s XDCAM Professional Disc system.

The EDIUS P2 Option provides native, real-time NLE support for Panasonic’s DVCPRO P2 series of products. Using MXF, EDIUS Pro 3 supports direct access of footage from the P2 card. The edited content can be exported back to the P2 card, together with metadata information.

Canopus customers can now edit film-style HD footage in EDIUS Pro 3 with the EDIUS VariCam Option. With EDIUS VariCam Option, the EDIUS Pro 3 timeline can import VariCam footage and use the footage as it was originally shot. Users can export editing projects back to a DVCPRO HD deck, or output the timeline in another format.

The EDIUS XDCAM Option supports a direct connection via LAN or i.LINK interface to the disc player. This makes it easy for EDIUS Pro 3 users to add XDCAM footage to their projects without any conversions. Users simply copy MXF files (IMX or DVCAM mode) to the EDIUS system and begin editing. EDIUS Pro 3 also supports mixing of different frame rates and sizes of AVI, MPEG and QuickTime files and HD/SD resolution.

For more information, visit www.canopus.com.

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